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Hello Friends,

As we approach April, a month we hold dear for multiple reasons, it's astonishing how swiftly time has flown. This month marks Child Abuse Prevention Month, a significant period for us at the CAC (Child Advocacy Center) and the Friends of the CAC, as it provides us with opportunities to raise awareness and foster education within our community. Throughout the county, you'll find us actively engaged in various initiatives such as Proclamations, Wear Blue Day, First Saturday in the Healing Garden, among others, all aimed at advancing our core mission of providing healing care, protection, and resources to children and families in need. For those familiar with my unwavering commitment to the CAC model and its profound impact, it's no surprise that this time of year beckons reflection on our origins. In 1985, Bud Cramer, a visionary prosecutor, dared to dream of a more cohesive system to support abused children. His vision materialized into the CAC model, which integrates law enforcement, criminal justice, child protective services, medical, and mental health professionals into a unified team, offering trauma-informed and respectful care. Thanks to his dream and the unwavering support of the Friends of the CAC, last year alone, we provided compassionate support to 316 children and their non-offending caregivers. Our aim was simple yet profound: to ensure they felt welcomed, heard, and safe as they embarked on their journey towards healing. We consider it an honor to serve our community in this capacity, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who continue to support us in our mission. Together, we make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.


Take good care,


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